The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Rick discuss Race to the Top's round 2 winners, Fordham's latest report on cities' education "reform-friendliness," and the sensational LA Times story on value-added data. Then Amber gives us the scoop on the ACT's latest stats and Rate that Reform picks academics over aesthetics.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Race to the Top's round 2 winners, Fordham's latest report on cities' education "reform-friendliness," and the sensational LA Times story on value-added data. Then Amber gives us the scoop on the ACT's latest stats and Rate that Reform picks academics over aesthetics.
This week, Mike and Janie discuss the November implications of edujobs, the i3 winners, and what Atlanta's cheating scandal might mean for standards. Then Amber tells us about a new reading intervention?even Britney Spears?s biography can combat summer learning loss?and Stafford wonders: Would you throw yourself down the stairs to get out of a job evaluation? One teacher from New York would.
This week, Mike and Janie discuss the November implications of edujobs, the i3 winners, and what Atlanta's cheating scandal might mean for standards. Then Amber tells us about a new reading intervention?even Britney Spears?s biography can combat summer learning loss?and Stafford wonders: Would you throw yourself down the stairs to get out of a job evaluation? One teacher from New York would.
Rick and Mike bring the heat this week as they discuss extending the school year, the Congressional teacher-jobs bailout that simply won't die, and Michelle Rhee's D.C. teacher layoffs. Amber's off this week, so we skip straight to Rate that Reform, which appraises Newark's impending "Teacher Village." Is a charter school-residential-retail complex a good idea?
Rick and Mike bring the heat this week as they discuss extending the school year, the Congressional teacher-jobs bailout that simply won't die, and Michelle Rhee's D.C. teacher layoffs. Amber's off this week, so we skip straight to Rate that Reform, which appraises Newark's impending "Teacher Village." Is a charter school-residential-retail complex a good idea?
This week, Mike and Rick discuss whether national standards are "conservative," if Obama has expended his political capital on education policy, and what civil rights "accountability" in private schools could possibly look like. Then Amber considers whether paying students raises NAEP scores, and Janie tells Hawaii: letting kids take the state test more than once might not be such a bad idea.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss whether national standards are "conservative," if Obama has expended his political capital on education policy, and what civil rights "accountability" in private schools could possibly look like. Then Amber considers whether paying students raises NAEP scores, and Janie tells Hawaii: letting kids take the state test more than once might not be such a bad idea.
Don't miss Janie's inaugural turn in the co-host spot, as she and Mike debate: our new report, NJ's supe salary cap, and Wake County's re-segregation woes. Then Amber dives into the Brown Center report on the Harlem Children's Zone, and Rate that Reform gives effort an F.
Don't miss Janie's inaugural turn in the co-host spot, as she and Mike debate: our new report, NJ's supe salary cap, and Wake County's re-segregation woes. Then Amber dives into the Brown Center report on the Harlem Children's Zone, and Rate that Reform gives effort an F.

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